I’ve just joined this thing as a contributor yesterday. So far so good. I have a server running on my firewall (Sophos UTM). It was running on my Synology device at first but there was no reason to route the traffic inside my network since firewall can do it all.
Following the instructions found on http://www.pool.ntp.org/en/join.html i was expecting lower network impact than it really is. It’s not the traffic volume that looks strange but number of concurrent connections - currently it’s at 32.000 which is a limit determined by my firewall license. It’s usually between 20.000 and 30.000 with NTP service running (prior to running NTP server it was always under 1000). I don’t have an issue with that since everything seems to be running fine (it’s a N3700 machine with 8 GB of ram) - but just wondering if that’s normal? On the settings page I’ve set my upload speed to 10 mbps as that really is my upload speed (ftth 100/10).
So, my question is - is this due to a shortage of NTP servers here in ireland or something isn’t right?